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Poster: Jakies Date: Dec 20, 2009 7:29am
Forum: forums Subject: .mov Download Problem

I can download movies, videos less than 30mb's, but anything larger, the download cuts itself and tells me that download finished, when the video is like 200mb or 300mb's. This happens on every large movie video about 30mb's. I get about the first 10 minutes of movies.

xp3, firefox3.5.6, intelmodem with updated software. Using a free internet dialup site at less than 56k...which downloading at 2.7kbps. (I am testing nocharge.com, way slow, but if able to get to work, would beat the $50 a month charge qwest charges.)

Question: why does the movie stop/cut/end download of .mov files? Works fine if their short movies or audio files.

Here's one of the movies that goes kapoot after 20% download:
http://www.archive.org/details/PhantasmagoriaTheater-BuckRogersPlanetOutlaws308

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Poster: jonc Date: Dec 20, 2009 10:45am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: .mov Download Problem

xp3, firefox3.5.6, intelmodem with updated software. Using a free internet dialup site at less than 56k...which downloading at 2.7kbps. (I am testing nocharge.com, way slow, but if able to get to work, would beat the $50 a month charge qwest charges.)

Qwest has different plans and packages, with ranges of prices and speeds. I suspect you can get a better price than $50. I do fine at 7MBPS, although I'm thinking of upgrading.

Question: why does the movie stop/cut/end download of .mov files? Works fine if their short movies or audio files.

Does this "free" service have terms/restrictions you haven't examined yet? I had a similar service for a time, and it seems there was a cap on the file download size. Limiting bandwidth was one way they saved money. It sounds like you're getting cut off at about the same point each time (~30MB).

You might do a little math, at 2.7KBps, it would take at least 20 hours to download a 200MB file. Is this really worth it?